Balsz District Partners with Educare
Educare Arizona is located on land donated by the Balsz School District -- a high-need, underserved area of Phoenix -- on the grounds of Brunson-Lee Elementary School south of McDowell and 48th Street. Educare Arizona serves up to 191 low-income children ages birth to five and their families each year. There is an on-site integrative health center to address the physical, dental and social-emotional health needs of Educare families and eventually families throughout the Balsz School District, and provides a hands-on pediatric experience for students in the health care field.
The building is LEEDs certified and thoughtfully designed to support the programming that occurs inside as well as communicate the lessons learned statewide. The facility sends a message to families, policy
makers, business leaders and others that children in poverty have value and that creating effective programming and resources for them is a worthy investment.
Educare Arizona is a place to take legislators, business leaders, philanthropists and other policymakers to see for themselves what high quality education and care can do for low income children and families. It serves as a community of learning, where future teachers and health care providers learn from the very best and where current practitioners can continue to develop their professional skills.
Ultimately, Educare Arizona's goal is to produce a dramatically new standard of effectiveness for children living in and near poverty which delivers long-term gains. The research proves such gains are possible.
For more information, visit www.educarearizona.org